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Poll: Team Staalbrien vs. Team Yerdstrom

Jan 28, 2011, 11:40 AM EST

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Using the actual roster pool for this weekend’s 2011 NHL All-Star Game and the rules designated by the NHL (each team’s goalies must be drafted by round 10; all defensemen by round 15), Joe and I made the selections for Team Lidstrom and Team Staal. (Or as someone wrote on Twitter, Team Yerdstrom vs. Team Staalbrien.)

For your quick reference, here are the rosters.

Team Yerdstrom

Forwards: Patrick Kane (auto), Martin St. Louis (auto), Steven Stamkos, Patrick Sharp, David Backes, Matt Duchene, Patrik Elias, Martin Havlat, Anze Kopitar, Rick Nash, Brad Richards, Patrick Sharp and Jeff Skinner.

Defensemen: Nicklas Lidstrom (auto), Duncan Keith, Kris Letang, Brent Burns, Keith Yandle and Erik Karlsson.

Goalies: Henrik Lundqvist, Cam Ward and Jonas Hiller.

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Team Staalbrien (for more details on this team, click here.)

Forwards: Eric Staal (auto), Ryan Kesler (auto), Alex Ovechkin, Corey Perry, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Loui Eriksson, Jonathan Toews, Claude Giroux, Danny Briere, Paul Stastny and Phil Kessel.

Defensemen: Mike Green (auto), Zdeno Chara, Dustin Byfuglien, Shea Weber, Dan Boyle and Marc Staal.

Goalies: Tim Thomas, Marc-Andre Fleury and Carey Price.

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Now that you’ve perused each team’s rosters: which team do you think would win? Vote in the poll below.

  1. Rosenthals Speling Instrukter - Jan 28, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Projection: I have team Yedstrom winning 14-11.

  2. nikolainyr - Jan 28, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Sorry Joe, you let him build up too much chemistry AND add Tim Thomas.
    He has both Sedins, and the two Flyers scorers. Whatever line Ovie’s one would be deadly too. Trouble brewing there.

    However I see one DEADLY line for Joe. Re-unite St Louis with Richards and give them Stamkos to fill the net (from the off-wing face-off circle only of course!).

    • James O'Brien - Jan 28, 2011 at 12:30 PM

      That would be an awfully scary line. I think both teams came out great, so it’ll be interesting to see who wins.

  3. nikolainyr - Jan 28, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    How are you going to determine who wins?
    If it point totals? Goal totals? How do you factor the Goalies?

    • James O'Brien - Jan 28, 2011 at 3:56 PM

      I don’t think we’ll determine who wins, really. Ultimately it’s just a fun exercise … unless the teams end up nearly identical to ours, though.

  4. polegojim - Jan 29, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    I don’t know James. Team Staalbrien has more ‘on paper’ talent, but Yerdstrom has more ‘on-ice’ results.

    I like toughness over finess, and Yerdstrom would win it in a grind out match.

    That said, we all know that All Star games aren’t about defense, and nobody will risk injury to put on a defensive show.

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